LOS ANGELES, CA – Founders’ First Freedom in cooperation with Liberty Magazine has announced a summer high school and college essay contest complete with cash prizes and the opportunity to be published in print and online.
The first place essay in each category, high school, and college, will win $750 and second place winners in each will win $500. Winning essays will be published in the print or online versions of Liberty Magazine and runner-ups may be published on the Founders’ First Freedom or ReligiousLiberty.TV web pages. Essay length is at maximum 1,200 words and the due date is September 1, 2018.
Students will be addressing the challenging contest topic, “Is religious liberty a universal human right? Discuss the meaning of this term as it is understood in a culture, country, or intellectual tradition different from your own.”
“The goal is to get students to think about religious liberty topics in a ‘big picture’ way. It isn’t just about protecting their own rights, but rather expanding the application of rights to those who they may actually disagree with on matters of faith,” said Michael Peabody, president of Founders’ First Freedom. “We appreciate our longstanding friendship with Liberty and we are happy to be partnering with them on this new project. If you’re a teacher, a pastor, or a youth group leader, we would encourage you to tell your high school and college students about this great opportunity.”
Founders’ First Freedom, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicating to promoting liberty of conscience, and operates the ReligiousLiberty.TV website. Founded in 1906, Liberty magazine continues to be the preeminent resource for matters of religious freedom. Published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Liberty currently maintains a circulation of nearly 200,000.
For full contest rules, visit Founders’ First Freedom.
Contest Poster for Distribution – FFF / Liberty Magazine College and HIgh School Essay Contest Advertisement – PDF